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, it is no wonder that president obama is talking about trade. dodge the war on drugs has killed tens of thousands of people, especially along this border. the country's time -- is trying to present a new image, a good place to do business. and for factory owners targeting america, it is the place to be. dodge the medical supplies likeny makes things support, made in mexico. rate has dropped, but the police chief still needs 10 bodyguards and rarely walks the streets. he is on the drug cartel's hit list. them, we fight against have every day to fight very hard against them. continue with that entitlement. playing a teamre from brazil. mexico's economic growth is twice that of their heavyweight opponent. but not much of the president can do to improve the country's performance. more on relations between the u.s. and mexico, i'm joined from new york, author of two nations, indivisible. me.ks very much for joining president obama start his trip to mexico and you have written a graeat op-ed. the idea that mexico is no longer a poor country but americans still see it that way? >> we think about mexico
importance to mexicans, also very important domestically to americans and president obama talked about that saying there's an economic imperative to tackling reform. >> i think it's important for everybody to remember that our shared border is more secure than it's been in years. illegal immigration attempts in the united states are near their lowest level in decades. and legal immigration continues to make both of our countries stronger and more prosperous, and more competitive. and this in part reflects the economic progress and greater opportunities here in mexico. i think this progress should help inform the debate in the united states, and i'm optimistic that we're finally going to get comprehensive immigration reform passed. >> president obama will deliver a speech here this morning and meet with mexican entrepreneurs and then it's to his second and final stomp on this mini-tour that he's doing of latin america. he'll be going to san jose, costa rica. there he'll join a summit of heads of state from central american nations as well as the dominican republic. a top concern for tho
is next. lou: president obama in mexico. what are the odds about sending his uneducated folks to the border. we take it up in the "chalk talk." and more redline warnings for syria as the pentagon serious the shift to arming the rebels. general jack keane joins us next. for seeing your business in a whole new way. for seeing what cash is coming in and going out... so you can understand every angle of your cash flow- last week, this month, and even next year. for seeing your business's cash flow like never before, introducing cash flow insight powered by pnc cfo. a suite of online tools that lets you turn insight into action. at od, whatever business you're in, that's the business we're in with premium service like one of the best on-time delivery records and a low claims ratio, we do whatever it takes to make your business our business. od. helping the world keep promises. lou: north korea today, 15 years of hard labor for medicine. the 44-year-old kenneth day has been detained since last november. his friends described him as a devout christian who took to us on trips to north
the fence. in other words, president obama and mexico's president are not talking about the most important issues that face mexico and those bordering the united states and the presidents of those two countries, mexico and the united states, well, they can't find a redline. they found it several times in syria. but i would argue president obama has a red line that stretches the entire length of the mexico border is far more urgent and it is a shame that this country continues to refuse to treat mexico is a full partner in economics and foreign policy. it is a shame. president obama continues to condescend that he should leave. closing arguments under way at the jodi areas murder trial. any border sheriff who has a new idea about public safety. fire and ice, parts of the country battling the elements. record snowfall in the heartland record snowfall in the heartland he joins us on the market the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone but her... no. no! no. ...likes 50% more cash. but i don't give up easy... do you want 50
. >> david, let's talk about obama's wars and his use of modern warfare on the cyber wars as you mentioned, and then the drone wars. as we've discussed, these wars are prosecuted without congressional say-so. are largely unaccountable. rules of engagement have really yet to be codfide on both fronts. they are targeted but there is serious collateral damage in the case of drones, obviously innocent civilians have been killed. as you point out, that was sort of unintentionally replicated around the world, that virus. i wonder if we can take a historical look for a second. obama might be a nobel peace prize winner for his aversion to traditional warfare but he has been a pioneer commando in terms of modern warfare. how do you think the longview of history will parcel out those two opposing ends of the psalm coin? >> you know, it is a great question. as i reported on confront and conceal, i got to a point where i reached an american official, worked for president bush, worked for president obama, worked with them quite closely, and this official said to me, you know, what was surprising about
. laffer, good to have you with us. things are coming up. roses around here and everybody is talking, they are so dour and concerned. what is going on? >> you have a slow recovery. that is there. really the thing i think is wonderful, obama has lost his ability to materially effect legislation and bad policies. we have to live with his policies but i'm looking forward 2014, 2016 and seeing a bright future for the u.s.. >> lou: that is fascinating perspective. do you believe -- >> yeah. all his big stuff occurred when he was the house and senate. now, he doesn't have that same power. frankly i don't think he can push through bad legislation like he used to. that is good sign for the country. sooner or later we're going to get rid of obamacare almost entirely. its terrible program. it's hurting the economy. that is why we have a slow growth and recovery. once that is gone you will see a boom in this economy like never before. >> lou: we'll take a look at a revealing poll in the next segment. it's kaiser came out with a new poll on obamacare. it's amazing. it's confident with what would
's not a job require. but a sense of humor helps if you are a leader of the free world and we will talk about president obama's performance at the white house correspondents dinner. gps continues right now. >>> we are piecing together how the alleged boston bombers radicalized themselves over the internet and posted their thoughts on twitter. we watched as the internet disseminated their images within a few minutes beginning the sequence of events that led to their capture. is technology a help or hindrance? i have a great person to answer the question. eric schmitt is the executive chairman of google and he has a new book that explores this and other ideas. it is called the new digital age, reshaping the future of people, nations and business. jarrod cohen has worked previously at the state department and as part of the time 100 i should add. thank you, guys. when you watched this boston episode, what did you think about the pow er of technology for the -- the process of self radicalizing on the internet is fascinating where people no longer need a community. they no longer need a leader. th
't know why people don't have faith and -- >> is not a right wing talking point. president obama himself. >> it is not just that obama decided not to do it. what happened was, when he said he would bring him here to manhattan to try the case, congress passed a law that said he could not close guantanamo. he does not have that option available to him. it does not mean it was right. >> we have to it and it. good to have your voice in this debate. thank you. coming up the latest captives held by north korea, 15 years hard label innate labor camp. [ male announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. lookin' good, flo! feelin' good! feelin' real good! [ engine revs ] boat protection people love. now, that's progressive. call or click today. ♪ male narrator: there's something positive being generated in california. when ordinary energy is put in the hands of extraordinary people, amazing things happe
: talking with our next guest said that battle for power within obama administration sent american foreign policy into retreat making country look less engaged. joining us now, best selling author of brand-new book "the dispensable nation." vali nasr, welcome, we recommend your book. the need to stop leading militarily, you and i are having this conversation to day that president talks about game changers and red lines once again in syria and rhetori rhett continues. what is going on here? >> well president laid down a red line if syria uses chemical weapon then u.s. will get involved in the conflict, syria -- there severed tha there is ea has done so, if america does not do anything, it is about our credibily. our willingness to enforce our red line, we're not doing so that would impact our standing. lou: our standing is already i guess, suspect, given all developments. we have watched the obama drama, if you will with north korea recede from headlines with boston bombing, we have now watching a president recede from his red line deck l declarationa number of months iran remains a in midd
as well. they burned more than 100 acres so far. >>> today president obama begins a three-day trip to mexico. he'll meet later today with mexican president. we expect the leaders to talk about the immigration reform bill congress is debating right now. they'll also likely discuss trade ties between the two countries. president obama will also visit costa rica during this trip and meet with that country's president as well. >>> this morning churches across the region and country are opening early for national day of prayer. designated by the president each year the day of prayer invites americans of all faith to give thanks for blessings. this year the president asked specifically prayers for victims and survivors of the boston bombings, texas fertilizer plant explosion and newtown shootings. the day doesn't come without controversy. gay rights groups are protesting the honorary chairman of this year's event. he will officially open the national day of prayer at the pentagon later this morning. protesters want the pentagon to withdraw its invitation because he teaches that marriage
to life in prison. >> it's not a right wing talking point when president obama himself hasn't released these people. >> it's not just that obama decided not to do it. >> nobody jumps up and down and gets hysterical about it. >> congress passed a law that said he couldn't close guantanamo. >> it doesn't mean it was right. >> we've got to end it. it's good to have your voice in this debate. the latest held captive by north korea. he's been sentenced 15 years to hard labor. ♪ [ male announcer ] the first look is only the beginning. ♪ ♪ this is a stunning work of technology. ♪ this is the 2013 lexus es and the first-ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. are proven to be effective pain relievers tylenol works by blocking pain signals to your brain bayer back & body's dual action formula includes aspirin, which blocks pain at the site. try the power of bayer back & body. i'm just red carpets and big spectacles. but that's only the beginning. i have more than one red carpet. i like all sorts of spectacles. from the grandiose to the impromptu... to the completely unexpecte
's not a right wing talking point when president obama himself hasn't released these people. >> i didn't say that. it's because they've made it very difficult. i agree with you. we should have done. >> it's not just that obama decided not to do it. >> nor has he put them on trial in military tribunal. >> nobody jumps up and down and gets hysterical about it. bring him here to try the case, congress pass add law that said he couldn't close guantanamo. it doesn't mean it was right. >> it's just not american. >> we've got to end it. it's good to have your voice in this debate. the latest held captive by north korea. he's been sentenced 15 years to hard labor in a labor camp. we'll talk with him. held five months until president clinton secured her release. she'll join the panel, next. çtoooowl >>> looking at a live shot in istanbul. you can join the conversation by tweeting us, we'll be right back. >>> seoul, south korea, almost noon. the united states is now demanding the release of an american citizen who's been sentenced today to 15 years hard labor in a north korean prison camp. we don't know
a brief cool down. kim younkim jong-un is cracking. north korea accusing him of act. obama administration demand they immediately release him. you talk about something crazi crazier. for our attention, he has got. >> first, you put words in my mouth, i don't think that dennis rodman is use follow for anything these days, this is where i go ron paul a little bit. i don't think we should have anything to do with north korea, that includes any and all americans, i get you want to help them, you should not go in there for any reason, and u.s. government. only interaction we should have with north korea since the line has been drown in the sand, when we want to kick the crap out of them and take their candy just because we can, do it when we want. call fee old fashion, i am past tolerance for the cabbage patch look alike. >> what do we do? >> well i think barack obama needs to follow-up on his threats, the angry letters are not doing anything, this is a tragedy with the individual people. neil: he is going to keep upping the ante and take more americans who are in the wrong place. the guy was
. >> president obama flies to mexico today to talk immigration of the country's new president and regain peand regenrique pena nieto . aides to present obama say mexico's cooperation is crucial to prevent the ongoing problem of the illegal boarding crossings. president obama and hopes president nieto what is willing to help him secure the border. the president also expected to remote mexico's economic success and its place as the second largest export market for u.s. goods and services. >> police say one more bodies had been recovered overnight in the building collapse in bangladesh. the death toll is at least 430 while another 149 people are still missing. yesterday, a mass muslim funeral was held for 34 victims whose bodies couldn't be identified. the eight story building collapsed in march it on april 24th at a day after a huge cracks appeared in the building and police ordered an evacuation. the owner of the building is accused of telling employees to keep working despite the order. in north korea, a u.s. citizen has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. the country's supreme court say
. >>> president obama is heading to mexico today. he is scheduled to meet with the country's new president. they will talk about mexico's improving economy. they will also discuss u.s. immigration reform plans including ideas on better securing the border between the two countries. president obama's three-day trip will also include a stop in costa rica. >>> the man accused of sending ricin laced letters to president bush and others will appear in court today. fbi agents arrested 41-year-old man at his tupelo home on saturday. today's court is a preliminary hearing. federal prosecutors are expected to arlington he should remain in jail because he is a danger and he is a flight risk, as well. >>> north korea media announced an american citizen is sentenced to 125 years of hard labor for spying. kenneth bae was arrested in november. north korea provided no details of his alleged crimes in the country. friends say he was working in the country as a tour operator. >>> governor brown and the state corrections department face a deadline today. they have to file plans on how to deal with a court o
've been listening live to michelle obama at the white house talking about a program that involves public private partnerships to allow service members to earn certifications in information technology or nursing before the -- before they leave the military so when they do leave the military they will be able to find good- paying jobs and support their families and themselves. >>> we're learning two u.s. service members killed in a plane crash in afghanistan were based in northern california. the pentagon says captain reed nikusha of hawaii and sergeant dixon of rancho cordova died in afghanistan when the plane crashed. the two men were stationed at beale airport base -- beale air force base. >>> this morning ten syrian sailors are missing after two cargo ships collided in greece. helicopters are being used to search for survivors because one of the ships sank. >>> congress has set aside almost $500,000 toker new tanks despite the -- for new tanks despite the fact that the army doesn't want it. upgrades to the abrams tank are not necessary and he would rather the money be spent on other pr
-the- counter to women and girls of all ages. but the obama administration is now appealing that decision. >> woodruff: ray suarez reports on iraq's bloody april with bombs and other attacks killing more than 700 people, raising fears of a sectarian civil war. >> brown: we talk to google's eric schmidt and jared cohen about the intersection of technology and democracy and the promise and pitfalls of the new digital age. >> privacy becomes more important in this new interconnected world because we need privacy, we all-- everyone wants it and i think you're going to have to fight for it. >> woodruff: and we close with a surprising archeological find in jamestown that tells a bleak story of the early colonists' struggle with starvation. >> from my experience working with prehistoric skeletons, this is absolutely consistent with what we see with cannibalism and those type of cases. >> brown: that's all ahead. on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> more than two years
against syria over the use of chemical weapons. is it time for president obama to get tough? we'll talk about that when we come back. lets you talk face-to-face and share whatever's on your screen. blackberry z10 with bbm video. built to keep you moving. see it in action at blackberry.com/z10 >>> use trail ya's government has found itself caught in a new bind. the prime minister has confirmed there will be a 12 billion aussie dollar budget hold this year because of weaker tax revenues pes the high dollar as well as exporting jobs squeezes the profits of exporting firms with lower profits to these companies comes lower company tax going to government. we can't assume that this will change soon. >> as a result, australia is now expected to introduce extensive spending cuts in its coming budget on may the 14th. gillard says the cutbacks won't be so harsh as to stifle growth or hurt the needy. >>> and while top money pouring into asia has helped the region to be an economic growth leader, the imf has seen some risk. boosting credit growth potentially to the point of overheating. the imf is
. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news4. >>> today president obama begins a three-day trip to mexico. he'll meet later today with the mexican president. we expect the leaders to talk about the immigration reform bill congress is debating right now. they'll also likely discuss trade ties between the two countries. president obama will also visit costa rica during his trip and meet with that country's president as well. >>> an early morning for churches in our area as they mark the national day of prayer. the day of prayer is held every may and it invites americans of all faiths to give thanks for blessings and pray for guidance and protection for the country. president obama is specifically asking churches to pray for victims and survivors of the boston bombings, texas fertilizer plant explosion and the in ynewtown shooting. gay rights groups are protesting the honorary chairman. he's set to officially open the day of prayer at the pentagon later this morning. gay rights advocates want the pentagon to withdraw the invitati invitation. >>> our northern virginia bureau will be in court when
a clear baseline of facts, and we've also called on united nations to investigate. >> wolf talked about the president's syrian policy with a former senior adviser to the obama state department and author of a new book called the indispensable nation, critical of the administration's handling of foreign affairs. wolf began asking about the words the president didn't use. >> what do you make of this, vali? >> the president is very deliberate thinking about whether or not he is going to punish the assad regime for use of chemical weapons. there's a lot on the line. if it is proved chemical weapons were used, they would have to act militarily to punish the regime, if they don't, the international credibility is at stake. it is also important what the president didn't say. he did not show a road map how the united states would get involved diplomatically in terms of a no fly zone, economically to address the myriad of problems arising in syria from the spread of al qaeda influence, extremism, humanitarian crisis. basically he says the united states only will get involved if it is to punish t
you're a very principled man, very consistent. talk to us a little bit and quickly about the inconsistency here in the obama administration. they went into libya where there was no slaughter taking place and based it on a doctrine of responsibility to protect innocent civilians. in syria, you have an actual slaughter taking place. no action by the administration. i'm not arguing either way. i'm just saying this is a gross inconsistency. >> i think that it would be a misjudgment of president obama to say that he is not capable of using deadly force. the whole drone war would prove otherwise. i think we have to understand that in benghazi, we were dragged into that war simply to oust gadhafi and in syria, there are elements from outside syria, from a number of different countries that are fomenting the war there to try to knock out assad or keep the war going to debilitate assad and somehow adversely affect iran. so there is politics being played which are very deadly. the administration has to be very careful here. i think they know one thing and they better know it, and t
will continue to talk to investigators now that he's been read his rights. wolf? >> so they now have a fingerprint and they have dna -- that's a good start in this investigation i am sure. susan, thanks very much. >>> president obama took the podium at a last-minute news conference today telling reporters all levels of law enforcement have handled this investigation in his words in an exemplary fashion. our crime and justice correspondent joe johns is taking a closer look at how federal officials are responding to the tragedy. he's got new information. joe? >> wolf, from a justice standpoint, this case is still really in its infancy but the director of national intelligence is already heading up an effort to try to determine whether any signals were missed that could have prevented the boston bombing. with the criminal investigation of the alleged boston bombers still in full swing including the search for possible accomplices, tuesday president obama defended the government's handling of tamerlan tsarnaev, who the fbi investigated back in 2011. the intelligence community is now doin
record . obama administration is much worse than any other administration when it comes to this type much -- of folly. there tens much thousands in the pet projects . there are over five hundred convictions of corruption. you talk about bad investments, they are also criminal investmentings. >> morgan look at all of the bad investmentings. solyndra is the grand daddy. there is abound, a, 1, 2, 3 systems and everygreen. it goes on and on. >> it is making harder for me to defend them but i will take a swing. with all . green investing that is happening with the government, less than in green start up us. one of tholce places is energy efficient technology and affordable and subsidized housing. we are seeing it with federal tax cuts and natural gas that is now on the table finally for proposal. i think there are areas where government should be involve would. >> steve, it is when the government gets involved particularly with fiscer by the way. there were plans to roll things out slowly. the government was worried about the bad press on solyndra and pushing them to do the wrong thing. govern
will come up. mr. obama doesn't want it to disrupt the bipartisan talks that are going on right now on capitol hill, but the new mexican president shares the same goals on immigration, le jij miezing the millions of mexicans living now in the u.s. that said mexican migration to the u.s. is currently at its lowest level in 40 years. the reason, mexico's economy is growing faster than that of the u.s. so both presidents may want to highlight mexico's economy as one of the best ways to curb illegal immigration. after a speech to them on friday, the president will go to costa rica for a meeting with central american leaders. he's due back here on saturday night. charlie and norah? >> bill plante, thank you. >>> and the obama administration is renewing its fight over the morning after pill. the justice department announced plans wednesday to appeal a judge's order. it removes all age limits for buying step-one over the counter. they reduced the age from 17 to 15 in hopes of a compromise. >>> an american citizen has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in north korea. kenneth bay has
move today by nba center, jason collins. plus and hollywood on the potomac, president obama upstages conan, making fun of the media and himself. >> i understand second term, need a burst of new energy. try some new things and my team and i talked about it. we're willing to try anything, we borrowed one of michelle's tricks -- >> it's a look. good day, i'm "andrea mitchell reports" in washington. investigators are now learning more about discussions between tamerlan tsarnaev and his mother claimed by the russians as some lawmakers aren't ready to close the door on the possibility that the tsarnaev brothers had outside help building their bombs. nbc justice correspondent pete williams is catching up with us on all of this today. pete, first of all, the charge that the russians actually had eavesdropped on the mother and son back in 2011 and didn't share it with the fbi or the c.i.a. when they were asking for u.s. help. that would have made a difference if this did exist and they had shared that information. wouldn't the fbi have taken it a step further? >> two things about that, andrea
of foreign policy problems for the country. >> ifill: first of all how many detainees are we talking about here? >> there are currently 166 detainees remaining at guantanamo. that's down from 240 when he took office, and about 800 total whom the bush administration brought there. president obama has not brought anyone to guantanamo. >> ifill: and when you mention at the expense and the president mentioned the expense, what are we talk approximating about? >> it's more expensive to build anything there. it's more-- because it is so far away, you have to barge things in around cuba. it's more expensive to operate anything there. and currently the facilities there are sort of falling apart. the south comm which overseas gain tan to-- guantanamoas a pending request for $200 million in new construction to replace deteriorate facilities which it says needs to be done right now. this would effectively build permanent structures to replace what had been temporary guard baracks and camps and so forth set up over ten years ago. >> ifill: the president also made another claim today, assertion. he sai
. louisville against duke. so i talked to him about what's ahead for him as far as basketball goes, but also what is he going to say to president obama, who is a big basketball fan? here's what he told me. >> kevin ware, how are feeling tonight? >> great. it's an honor to be here, honestly. i know it sparked a lot of people. this is definitely a privilege. i appreciate it. >> what everyone wants to know, having watched your horrible injury during the elite eight, they want to know how you're feeling. >> good. i'm putting pressure on my leg already. everything's really ahead of schedule. i'm four weeks in this sunday, and i feel like i'll be fine in six months for sure. i'll be back playing next season like nothing happened, honestly. god mis hpen a he justst a wake. wanted to show me something differently, wanted me to slow down a little bit, and that's all. but um fine. >> i have amazing perspective. and you're here tonight, this is normally the nexus of hollywood and washington. you're sort of bringing the basketball, which i imagine president obama is pretty happy about as a big basketbal
to the president. we talked to the winners and why president obama should make it his priority. >> he was actually unemployed and going through the process of unemployment. i thought he would be a good subject to follow. i followed his life. >> at the time, i had a introduction to law course. there was a double standard for those under 18 years old and those over. . was into children's rights i realized we do not have a say in the creation of the debt, but we are going to just a -- we're going to take it off. -- pay it off. -- they were not very excited about the prospect. after i had explained it to them, they kind of caught on. while researching, we decided we should add high-speed rail. that was very important. >> more from the top three student winners on saturday morning. >> president obama is on a three-day trip to latin america. this morning in mexico city, he spoke for group of students. >> he spite all of the values that we should -- despite the values we share, our attitudes sometimes are trapped in old stereotypes. some americans always say to mexico is depicted in sensational headlines
-year-olds. the only time they talk, the only solution is more funds. only if the 2-year-old were armed, that would be a better solution? this is crazy. >> it's easy for obama and his friends who get big contributions to look the other way at the true marketer of guns to minors. >> thanks very much to both of you. i appreciate it. obviously a conversation that will continue. >> every night, we take a look outside the day's top stories. today, reese witherspoon found herself in trouble. including saying do you know who i am? this morning, she made her first public statement about the incident on good morning america. >> it's one of those nights. we went out to dinner in atlanta and had one too many glasses of wine and thought we were fine to drive and we were absolutely not. i saw him arresting my husband and i literally panicked. we are taking responsibility and doing everything in our power to make it right. >> now, that is an apology. you can't defend her behavior, but that is the way an apology should be. everyone needs to say sorry, you can learn something from reese, including, perhaps, these
doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. >>> president obama is wrapping up a trip to mexico. he's leaving as we speak. you see those images live of mexico city of air force one. in mexico he met with president enrique pena nieto. president obama touched on business opportunities in his remarks fighting the war on drugs, gun control and comprehensive immigration reform. >> it is critical that the united states recognize the need to reform our immigration system. because we are a nation of laws, but we are also a nation of immigrants. like every nation, we have a responsibility to ensure that our laws are upheld. we also know as a nation of immigrants, the immigration system we have in the united states right now doesn't reflect our values. it separates families when we should be reuniting them. >> next stop is costa rica where mr. obama's expected to meet with u.s. embassy staff and costa rican president laura chinchilla. >>> president obama's investing $100 million in taxpayer money to map the human brain, but what exactly
comeback for new york city in a lot of ways. president obama on the way to mix koa pitching immigration reform idea. we have monica crowley in talk about that, preaching to the choir in mexico? >> yes, and not for the first time, talked aaout the immigration policy, how it needs reform. i think a lot of people understand here in the united states that our immigration policies are really in desperate need of reform, and the question is how to go about it? connell: what do you think? we had people come in, both sides of it, and douglas holtz-eakin was here yesterday on the right side, usually, politically, and people have been making economic arguments in favor of immigration reform and getting it done. do you think it's a good idea? >> the question is what kind of reform are you talking about? america's immigration policy should be in place for one reason, and that's to serve u.s. interest, u.s. economic interest and national security interest. you can no longer be a super power if you can't control your own sovereignty. they haven't. we have seen the succession, refused to enforce their
. obama is chatting with right now, you can see the president talking with ed henry, the white house correspondent for fox news, previously cnn, longtime viewers of the washington journal remember that for years ed henry did ourressional updates on morning program. that is the head table at the white house correspondents dinner. >> continued live coverage on c- span of the white house correspondent's dinner at the hilton hotel in dupont circle. this may be 7-8 blocks from the white house, just north of dupont circle which is about 21st street in washington. the white house is in the 1600 block. ,his is a tweet from g tweeting, dear people of washington, please eat a little faster. it is 1:59 a.m. in the uk and i just want to hear the speeches. ,ome of the guests attending mayor bloomberg, barbra streisand and kevin spacey. asaw kevin spacey earlier, lot of you criticizing c-span for not getting barbra streisand on camera. my guess is, we would have shown her if we had found her by now. i don't know if she's actually there. i think she is. michael j fox as a guest of nbc, along with m
. >>> president obama wheels up on a trip to mexico city. the president will meet with his mexican counterpart to talk about trade, security, and immigration. dan lothian live with a preview of the president's trip. good morning, dan. >> reporter: the economy will be an important issue as the president heads to mexico. how to strengthen ties, and the president will talk about ongoing drug wars. tens of thousands killed in the war. u.s. and mexico have been key parts in the fight. but the president is likely to face a new dynamic on the u.s. involvement in that country. in an unusually close relationship, the u.s. and mexico have aggressively fought drug cartels, sharing intelligence and cross border training, but there is uncertainty as president obama head south to a new political landscape. his old partner, philippe calderon launched a major crackdown has been replaced by enrique penietto. >> we have seen signs that the new mexican government wants to scale back on cooperation. that's concerning to u.s. law enforcement agencies. >> reporter: the mexican government is tightening the flow of i
who have been killed, which is fairly small, is an issue for the administration. we're talking about weapons of mass destruction. this wasn't mass destruction. so, i think that's a game assad is playing that makes it more difficult for president obama. >> what would he would be hoping, congresswoman, he tries a few chemical weapons, america and the rest of the world doesn't respond, and that demoralizes the opposition. how far would you go to support more military action? >> no country in the region wants boots on the ground. we had king abdullah come to the united states, what he was asking for was help with a political situation, russia is in a position to help pressure assad, and i think that he has to go. i don't think there's any question about that. but, i think that all of these options have to be looked at, because the day after, the day after assad, is the day that these chemical weapons could be at risk, that if we don't address the growing sectarian that is there, and help the people who are more moderate, we could be in bigger, even bigger trouble the day after. >> i want
for the obama administration but republicans are in worst shape than they were back in january and i think that was reflected today. the president probably scored some political points when he talked about sequester and the lack o of any effort on the part of the other side to do any kind of grand bargain, he was muddled on syria as the policy is for, i think, rather understandable reasons, but it really was not what i would term any kind of a conclusive event, but that reflects the times. >> rose: chuck? >> yeah, i thought there was a lot of blame congress in there, when you take away the syria aspect, every issue that came across, he had a dig in there for congress, whether it was the sequester and the faa pick, even on implementing healthcare talking how congress is trying to stop him on healthcare, on guantanamo, an issue he hasn't been asked about a lot but with that hunger strike taking place down there is a lot of concern among a lot of people that something that one of these detainees could die and that could become a game change never that respect and again, he remined people cong
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